It has already caused a buzz in the architecture world and on CNN. And it won the  Coast award for Best Library 2014…even though its doors have never been opened to the public! But soon – in fact any day now – you and your family will be able to walk into the beautiful space that is the new Halifax Central Public Library to borrow a book, have a coffee… or just sit and enjoy the space.The new library will open on Saturday, December, 13th, 2014.  Check the links below for more information about the opening events for Halifax’s newest (but already well-loved) icon.

Here is the full list of activities for the day, copied from the Halifax Public Libraries Website:


Front Plaza Celebrations Program/Activity Location
9:00 – 9:30 The Town Heroes Front Plaza
9:00 – 9:30 Halifax Circus Performers Front Plaza
9:30 – 9:50 Official Ceremony Front Plaza
9:50 – 10:00 Community Ribbon Cutting Front Plaza
10:00 Doors Open!
10:00 – 4:00 Family crafts Lindsay Children’s Room, 2ndFloor
10:00 – 3:00 Paws to Read dogs visit 2nd Floor
11:00 – 11:152:00 – 2:15

3:00 – 3:15

Family Music Time – 15 minute shows Lindsay Children’s Room, 2ndFloor
10:00 – 6:00 Teen Activities:

  • Button Making
  • Post-it Art
  • “Shelfies”
  • Magnetic Poetry
  • Gaming
Teen Space, 2nd Floor
10:00 – 4 :00 Emerging Technology – Open House

  • Little Bits
  • Makey Makey
  • 3d Printer
  • Skratch
Creative Lab, 2nd Floor
10:00 – 4:00 Emerging Technologies – Open House

  • Green Screen photos
Media Lab, 2ndFloor
1:00 – 4:00 Screen Printing (Ages 14 to Adult) Program Room 301
12:00 – 3:00 Meet & Greet with Hal-Con’s Amazing Super Friends Throughout the building
10:00 – 11:00 Symphony Nova Scotia – String Quartet Paul O’Regan Hall
11:00 – 11:30 Mothers of Nokemaq – Mi’kmaq Drumming Group 3rd Floor, First Nations Circle
11:00 – 12:002:00 – 3:00 The Design Process:Meet The Architects RBC Learning Lab, 3rd Floor
12:00 – 1:00 Jamie Junger and Friends- Songs from Fishin’ for Pickles (Family Performance) Paul O’Regan Hall
1:00 – 3:00 Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia – pop-up author readings:Adult Literature 3rd Floor, First Nations Circle
3:00 – 4:00 Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia – pop-up author readings:Children’s & YA Literature 3rd Floor, First Nations Circle
2:00 – 3:00 The Prohibition Jazz String Band Paul O’Regan Hall


Opening of the New Halifax Central Public Library Details:

When: Saturday, December, 13th, 2014
Where: Corner of Spring Garden Road and Queen Street
Halifax Central Public Library Website:
Share the Wow! website:
Main Public Libraries Website:
Opening Hours: For branch hours and locations, click here

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Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.